When you’re just five years into your DJing career and you’ve already completed a chart-killing mix CD for Australia’s no.1 dance club Onelove and a string of international tour dates, then the writing is undeniably on the wall. Ditto when your DJ schedule is bulging at the hips, and you rarely spend one weekend in the same state, or get a moment of quiet solitude without your phone ringing to offer you another opportunity to flash your razor-sharp skills behind the dex.
Minx’s (aka Rachel Phillips) musical addiction may have started innocently enough, but when you possess that very rare talent to make a dance record connect perfectly with a dancefloor time after time, there’s little holding you back from becoming one of the hottest rising stars of the Australian club scene.
From 2006 – and only two years into her DJing career – the silky skilled spinner achieved a career triumph in becoming Onelove’s first ever female resident, arming the dex every Friday night at Electric Circus in Adelaide. She also solidified her impact with her own radio show on Nova 919 ever Saturday night between November ’07 – April ’09, where she proved her skills behind the mic, were just as assured as in the clubs.
Today, few could challenge her status as one of the country’s most exciting DJing talents. Relocating to Sydney at the start of ‘09 thanks to the harbor city’s heavy demand for her dancefloor moving abilities, Minx made her debut on the compilation market mixing a disc of Onelove’s Sound Machine release alongside local DJ luminary Ajax and white-hot Dutch talent Bart B More. Over 18 blazin’ cuts, Minx genre-hopped between big room electro house, techno, progressive and indie dance, proving a musical versatility and maturity belying her four years experience as a professional DJ.
If Australian dancefloors weren’t acquainted with Minx’s irrepressible hiplashing skills, then she proved her salt via an extensive 15 date, 2 ½ month tour to support the release, taking her to all corners of Oz, as well as Singapore, Dubai and Auckland.
As further proof of Minx relishing the big DJing occasions, she’s whipped up a storm at both the Gold Coast and Sydney legs of the V Festival in 2009, along with appearances at Good Vibrations, Future Music Festival, We Love Sounds, Parklife, Stereosonic and A Day At The Beach over the past two years. If you were a visitor to legendary party island Mykonos in 2007, may also have been lucky enough to catch her in action at Ministry Of Sound’s night at Paradise Club.
Her list of support slots reads like a who’s who of the world’s hottest dance stars too, with Minx sharing the stage with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, Booka Shade, Mr Oizo, Sven Vath, Headman, Martin Solveig, Carl Kennedy Crookers, among many others.
Away from the clubs, Minx is an ambassador for the Quicksilver For Women brand, an initiative that acts to support and promote influential and inspiring woman throughout the creative community –a well deserved nod considering her outstanding achievements in such a short period of years.
Which leaves one questions unanswered; does the white-hot spinner live up to her provocative handle? We’re just going to have to let you discover that one for yourself. But one thing’s for sure, when she gets a hold you, you can bet your sweat arse she’s going to make you move.